South Africa: Main Sights
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Main Sights in South Africa
The best places to visit in South Africa include the stunning coastal towns of Hermanus, Cape Town, Knysna, Plettenburg Bay, George and Durban. You can enjoy the mountain air in Hogsback and the Drakensberg, or a safari in the oldest and finest Wildlife Park in Southern Africa - Kruger National Park. No trip to South Africa would be complete without a visit to a township, and Soweto is the largest and most vibrant of them all. The Garden Route, which lies east of Cape Town and encompasses some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, mountains, and rivers; it makes for a breathtaking, fun-filled tour that could last up to five days. There are countless of activities to enjoy including whale-watching, hiking (Knysna), ostrich riding and caving (Oudtshoorn), golfing (George), swimming, surfing (Mossel Bay), canopying (Tsitsikama) bungee jumping (Bloukrans Bridge), Safari tours (Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth) and more.
In Cape Town, the top attractions to tick off your “must see” list include: the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, False Bay Peninsula, Table Mountain, Stellenbosch, Two Ocean’s Aquarium, Robben Island and Kirstenbosch gardens.
In Durban, places to see include: Roma Revolving (one of the world’s 40 revolving restaurants), the beachfront (commonly known as Durban’s Golden Mile), Grey Street, the Valley of 1000 hills (Located out of town towards Pietermaritzburg, you will find this magnificent valley that has plenty of attractions to occupy a day away from the bustle of the city), Crocworld and Ushaka Marine World.
On the Garden Route: Tsitsikamma National Park, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Oudtshoorn Cango Caves and Ostrich Riding, Fancourt (considered to be the Southern Cape’s best resort as well as home to two of the top five golf courses in the country and the Lakes Area National Park.
In Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind Valley (a World Heritage site), The Apartheid Museum, Museum Africa, Soweto (one of the largest townships in South Africa), Gold Reef City and Entertainment Complex (theme park and entertainment complex), Kilimanjaro Lounge (this truly world-class venue is an excellent place to experience African culture that has stepped into the twenty first century), Brightwater Commons (there are many attractions including lots of shops, luxury cinemas, restaurants, pubs and even a swimming golf course. Children are not forgotten about either with play parks, puppet theatres and merry-go-rounds) and Montecasino.